(moved to the -dev list, so Scott, primary pfsense developer, will see
this as he's not on the main list. he may want to fill in some clue,
since i'm pretty deficient on this matter) :)
On 3/1/06, Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net> wrote:
> Yep, that's a bug in FreeBSD 6.0's wicontrol. I think FreeBSD PR
> bin/78570 (http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=bin/78570)
> describes it, and the patch that it mentions works. Why this hasn't
> been fixed in 6.0-RELEASE is beyond me.
They seem to have pushed a ton of wireless changes/fixes out to 6.1.
I believe for some reason many (most/all?) of the changes couldn't be
merged into RELENG_6_0 (ABI changes, or whatever their typical
reasoning is that escapes me at the moment)
> > ath0: device timeout
> Hmm, I've experienced that with a somewhat stripped (but otherwisee
> standard) FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE installation on a WRAP as well, but
> didn't investigate. Maybe Jim Thompson can comment?
From some off list emails from Jim related to pfsense development, I'm
guessing this is probably from the outdated HAL in RELENG_6_0. I'm
not really invovled in pfsense development (though I get copied on a
lot of the emails), but there was a bumpy road with 6_0 for quite a
while, and pfsense went for quite some time with a HAL from SamL that
wasn't yet committed into FreeBSD. This is all in RELENG_6, soon to
be RELENG_6_1, though. There are a few other reasons that I don't
recall that pfsense is tracking RELENG_6 rather than 6_0.
This wasn't very helpful, but my suggestion is to make the next alpha
image based on RELENG_6_1, which should be tagged within the next